Category : Brown, Father (Fictitious character)
Editor : Collector's Library
ISBN : 1904633056
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Language : en
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Shrewd and punctilious, with an intuitive awareness of the dark secrets of human nature gained in the confessional, Father Brown is well equipped to uncover the startling truth wherever murder, mayhem and mystery stalk society.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Modern Library
ISBN : 9780812972221
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Language : en
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G. K. Chesterton’s Father Brown may seem a pleasantly doddering Roman Catholic priest, but appearances deceive. With keen observation and an unerring sense of man’s frailties–gained during his years listening to confessions–Father Brown succeeds in bringing even the most elusive criminals to justice. This definitive collection of fifteen stories, selected by the American Chesterton Society, includes such classics as “The Blue Cross,” “The Secret Garden,” and “The Paradise of Thieves.” As P. D. James writes in her Introduction, “We read the Father Brown stories for a variety pleasures, including their ingenuity, their wit and intelligence, and for the brilliance of the writing. But they provide more. Chesterton was concerned with the greatest of all problems, the vagaries of the human heart.”

Category : Fiction
Editor : Penguin UK
ISBN : 9780141959931
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Language : en
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Shabby and lumbering, with a face like a Norfolk dumpling, Father Brown makes for an improbable super-sleuth. But his innocence is the secret of his success: refusing the scientific method of detection, he adopts instead an approach of simple sympathy, interpreting each crime as a work of art, and each criminal as a man no worse than himself. This complete edition brings together all of the Father Brown stories, including two not previously available in Penguin: 'The Donnington Affair', in which Chesterton rises to the challenge of solving a murder-mystery half written by someone else (Max Pemberton), and 'The Mask of Midas', which was found in Chesterton's papers after his death.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Courier Corporation
ISBN : 9780486115221
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Language : en
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Beloved clerical sleuth in roster of remarkable cases: "The Blue Cross," "The Sins of Prince Saradine," "The Sign of the Broken Sword," "The Man in the Passage," "The Perishing of the Pendragons," more.

Category : Fiction
Editor : e-artnow
ISBN : 9788027302208
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Language : en
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Father Brown is a short, stumpy Roman Catholic priest and amateur detective with shapeless clothes, a large umbrella, and an uncanny insight into human evil. He solves mysteries and crimes using his intuition and keen understanding of human nature. Table of Contents: The Innocence of Father Brown: The Blue Cross The Secret Garden The Queer Feet The Flying Stars The Invisible Man The Honour of Israel Gow The Wrong Shape The Sins of Prince Saradine The Hammer of God The Eye of Apollo The Sign of the Broken Sword The Three Tools of Death The Wisdom of Father Brown: The Absence of Mr Glass The Paradise of Thieves The Duel of Dr Hirsch The Man in the Passage The Mistake of the Machine The Head of Caesar The Purple Wig The Perishing of the Pendragons The God of the Gongs The Salad of Colonel Cray The Strange Crime of John Boulnois The Fairy Tale of Father Brown The Incredulity of Father Brown: The Resurrection of Father Brown The Arrow of Heaven The Oracle of the Dog The Miracle of Moon Crescent The Curse of the Golden Cross The Dagger with Wings The Doom of the Darnaways The Ghost of Gideon Wise The Secret of Father Brown: The Secret of Father Brown The Mirror of the Magistrate The Man With Two Beards The Song of the Flying Fish The Actor and the Alibi The Vanishing of Vaudrey The Worst Crime in the World The Red Moon of Meru The Chief Mourner of Marne The Secret of Flambeau The Scandal of Father Brown: The Scandal of Father Brown The Quick One The Blast of the Book The Green Man The Pursuit of Mr Blue The Crime of the Communist The Point of a Pin The Insoluble Problem The Vampire of the Village Uncollected Stories: The Donnington Affair The Mask of Midas Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was an English writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian, biographer, and literary and art critic. He is often referred to as the "prince of paradox". Chesterton is best known for his fictional priest-detective Father Brown, but also for his reasoned apologetics.

Category : Fiction
Editor : DigiCat
ISBN : EAN:8596547114840
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Language : en
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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The Father Brown Stories" by G. K. Chesterton. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Read Books Ltd
ISBN : 9781528791373
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Language : en
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The Incredulity of Father Brown is a 1926 collection of mystery short stories by English writer G. K. Chesterton. Set in the early twentieth century, each of the stories centers around the cunning investigations of Father Brown, an amateur detective who uses his incredible intuition to solve a variety of perplexing mysteries. The stories include: - ‘The Resurrection of Father Brown’ - ‘The Arrow of Heaven’ - ‘The Oracle of the Dog’ - ‘The Miracle of Moon Crescent’ - ‘The Curse of the Golden Cross’ - ‘The Dagger with Wings’ - ‘The Doom of the Darnaways’ - ‘The Ghost of Gideon Wise’ Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936) was an English philosopher, theologian, writer, and critic. Born in London in 1874, he studied at the Slade School of Art and began to work as a freelance journalist after graduation. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). Read & Co. Classics is proudly republishing this classic work now in a new edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Open Road Media
ISBN : 9781497659810
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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The delightful debut of G. K. Chesterton’s most famous literary creation In his day, Flambeau was a legend of the underworld. Even now, his old confederates remember with pride the Tyrolean Dairy scheme, in which he built a thriving milk business despite owning not a single cow. But today the master thief finally meets his match. Attempting to steal a priceless cross, Flambeau runs afoul of Father Brown, an ordinary-looking priest with amazing insight into the criminal mind. With grace, logic, and good humor, the stout little clergyman soon reforms one of England’s most notorious villains. In thrilling tales such as “The Blue Cross,” “The Secret Garden,” and “The Hammer of God,” G. K. Chesterton’s immortal priest-detective applies his extraordinary intuition to the most intricate of mysteries. No corner of the human soul is too dark for Father Brown, no villain too ingenious. The Innocence of Father Brown is a testament to the power of faith and the pleasure of a story well told. This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Category : Fiction
Editor : 谷月社
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Language : en
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THE consulting-rooms of Dr Orion Hood, the eminent criminologist and specialist in certain moral disorders, lay along the sea-front at Scarborough, in a series of very large and well-lighted french windows, which showed the North Sea like one endless outer wall of blue-green marble. In such a place the sea had something of the monotony of a blue-green dado: for the chambers themselves were ruled throughout by a terrible tidiness not unlike the terrible tidiness of the sea. It must not be supposed that Dr Hood's apartments excluded luxury, or even poetry. These things were there, in their place; but one felt that they were never allowed out of their place. Luxury was there: there stood upon a special table eight or ten boxes of the best cigars; but they were built upon a plan so that the strongest were always nearest the wall and the mildest nearest the window. A tantalus containing three kinds of spirit, all of a liqueur excellence, stood always on this table of luxury; but the fanciful have asserted that the whisky, brandy, and rum seemed always to stand at the same level. Poetry was there: the left-hand corner of the room was lined with as complete a set of English classics as the right hand could show of English and foreign physiologists. But if one took a volume of Chaucer or Shelley from that rank, its absence irritated the mind like a gap in a man's front teeth. One could not say the books were never read; probably they were, but there was a sense of their being chained to their places, like the Bibles in the old churches. Dr Hood treated his private book-shelf as if it were a public library. And if this strict scientific intangibility steeped even the shelves laden with lyrics and ballads and the tables laden with drink and tobacco, it goes without saying that yet more of such heathen holiness protected the other shelves that held the specialist's library, and the other tables that sustained the frail and even fairylike instruments of chemistry or mechanics....

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Editor : Lulu.com
ISBN : 9781678140670
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Language : en
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The Complete Father Brown Mysteries includes 24 stories featuring G. K. Chesterton's eponymous Roman Catholic sleuth. These mysteries are the original source material for the current hit BBC TV show Father Brown starring Mark Williams.